“It’s surprising how much of memory is built around things unnoticed at the time”Barbara Kingsolver Since I’m working on journaling this semester I’ve been getting up the last two days and writing journal entries, similar to Julia Cameron’s morning pages. I’m already surprised what is coming up in just the last two days, with this… Continue reading Excavating Memories
I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.Julia Cameron If you’re not familiar with Julia Cameron you might want to pick up, The Artist’s Way, for many creative people this… Continue reading How to Find A Balanced Writing Life
*If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. ~Raymond Inmon *I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~John Muir, 1913, in L.M. Wolfe, ed., John Muir,… Continue reading Stuck for ideas?
“Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area.” Nadine Gordimer (South African novelist and short-story writer, 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature) Why do you write? If you have a burning need to get words on paper don’t stop now to answer that question.… Continue reading Making Sense of it